Professional Effectiveness

Success as a professional, whether in academia or outside, requires a range of competencies and knowledge related to areas such as communication, management, interpersonal skills, and ethical conduct.

 Events

Title Description Date Provider
Debiasing your Workplace

In this webinar, we will explore different types of bias, how they contribute to systemic barriers that many historically and persistently marginalized groups face in the Canadian workforce, and strategies to support ‘debiasing’.

21 October 2020 - 12:00pm alumni UBC
Webinar: Interview Preparation

Wed, October 21, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. Want some tried and tested tips for getting interview-ready? Come to this session to learn and practice flexible and effective strategies to maximize your interview preparation.

21 October 2020 - 2:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Business Writing

No matter what field you’re working in, written communication is a critical part of your day-to-day duties. Regardless of your comfort or skill level, you can benefit from learning techniques to entice your readers and achieve your goals. This course will help all professionals hone their writing skills using proven techniques and processes.

28 October 2020 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training
Webinar: Interview Preparation

Wed, October 28, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM See description. Want some tried and tested tips for getting interview-ready? Come to this session to learn and practice flexible and effective strategies to maximize your interview preparation.

28 October 2020 - 12:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Webinar: Interview Preparation

Wed, November 4, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. Want some tried and tested tips for getting interview-ready? Come to this session to learn and practice flexible and effective strategies to maximize your interview preparation.

4 November 2020 - 2:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Managing Up, Down and Across: How to Navigate the Workplace with Courage

The workplace is a web of complexities, with the push and pull of projects, deadlines, and relationships. Here we sometimes find ourselves lost and overwhelmed, not knowing how to navigate it all. Yet even in complex situations, there is a magical confluence where you can succeed. All it takes is the alignment of your values, skills, and a splash of courage.

17 November 2020 - 12:00pm alumni UBC
Assertiveness: Speaking Up for Yourself in Difficult Conversation

Are you looking for ways to build confidence and be assertive in challenging situations? You may find yourself in conflict situations where there is a difference of power or unclear expectations but you lack the courage or tools to address the situation. This practical course will give you the skills necessary to engage in difficult conversations and express yourself with conviction.

18 November 2020 - 1:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success
Webinar: Interview Preparation

Wed, November 18, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. Want some tried and tested tips for getting interview-ready? Come to this session to learn and practice flexible and effective strategies to maximize your interview preparation.

18 November 2020 - 2:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Building Positive Relationships in Graduate School

Graduate school can be challenging without proper support and fulfilling professional relationships. In this webinar, a panel of academic experts who work with grad students will discuss ways to maintain positive and healthy connections with your colleagues and supervisors.

20 November 2020 - 9:00am Beyond the Professoriate
Webinar: Interview Preparation

Wed, November 25, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM See description. Want some tried and tested tips for getting interview-ready? Come to this session to learn and practice flexible and effective strategies to maximize your interview preparation.

25 November 2020 - 3:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Career Professionalism

When working with others, we often forget the impressions and impact we have on those around us. We often dismiss just how important our personal reputation impacts the way we are perceived and in turn, how others relate to us and ultimately, what opportunities are opened to us.

26 November 2020 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training
Project Management ( 2 Days)

Developed by a team of masterful project managers and adult instructors, Project Management 2020 delivers a balance of “core” project management knowledge and skills. These are blended with practical learning on key interpersonal skills essential to successfully achieve project goals.

30 November 2020 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training
Webinar: Interview Preparation

Wed, December 2, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM See description. Want some tried and tested tips for getting interview-ready? Come to this session to learn and practice flexible and effective strategies to maximize your interview preparation.

2 December 2020 - 2:00pm Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Interviewing & Negotiating

Wondering how to talk about your skills and experiences? Worried about discussing your strengths, and the value you offer to an employer? This workshop will offer strategies and tips tailored to graduate students for networking and interviewing across a range of fields.

9 December 2020 - 12:00pm Graduate Pathways to Success, Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Time Management

This energetic, intensive one-day course will sharpen your professional time management skills and optimize your working week. Building on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) best practices, methodologies, and productivity tactics, the workshop provides tools and techniques that can be applied to a partner industry project or employment-based role.

3 March 2021 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training
Essentials of Productive Teams

More than ever, organizational success depends on people working together - effectively. The pressure to communicate productively, quickly turn ideas into profitable action and consistently deliver results never decreases.

16 March 2021 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training
Project Management (2 Days)

Developed by a team of masterful project managers and adult instructors, Project Management 2020 delivers a balance of “core” project management knowledge and skills. These are blended with practical learning on key interpersonal skills essential to successfully achieve project goals.

17 March 2021 - 9:00am Graduate Pathways to Success, Mitacs Training

 Resources

Title Description Provider
Career Resources for Students of Colour

Navigating your career options and seeking employment are two important components of your experience as a UBC student and future alumnus.  The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers has a resource page dedicated to answering your questions and providing campus & community resources to help you thrive

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Career Resources for Students with Disabilities

Navigating your career options and seeking employment are two important components of your experience as a UBC student and future alumnus.  The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers has a resource page dedicated to answering your questions and providing campus & community resources to help you thrive.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Career Resources for LGBTQ+ Students

Navigating your career options and seeking employment are two important components of your experience as a UBC student and future alumnus.  The Centre for Student Involvement and Careers has a resource page dedicated to answering your questions and providing campus & community resources to help you thrive.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Career Planning, Graduate

Visit the graduate student career page for tools, resources, advice, and video stories to help guide your career planning and exploration.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Resumes, Covers Letters, and CVs

This site provides samples and video tutorials to help target and tailor your resumes, cover letters & curricula vitae.

Centre for Student Involvement and Careers
Leaders Dialogue Series: On Making a Difference for Good

The Leaders’ Dialogue series is an opportunity to get to know individuals who have made a difference for good in the world, and hear their thoughts on questions such as ‘What motivates you?’, ‘What does ‘success’ mean to you?’, ‘What have you learned about leadership?’, and ‘What’s wrong/right with the world?’

Graduate Pathways to Success
Managing Project Timelines (online course)

This online, on-demand course will help you to reach project deadlines with less stress. Gain techniques and tools to help you create realistic project timelines and manage your time and energy. At the end of the course, you will:

  • Understand how to define tasks, task duration, milestones, and deadlines
  • Know how to use planning techniques to implement and adapt project timelines
  • Learn processes and techniques to communicate your project status to your research team

Register

Mitacs Training
Practical Tips for Growing Your Network (online course)

This short online, on-demand course will help you get the knowledge you need to build your network! Your time at graduate school will be filled with opportunities to make connections in and outside of your field. This course will give you the information you’ll need to make the most of each opportunity.

Building a strong personal and professional network may be one of the single most important things you can do for your career.  Learn how to plan, prepare, build and foster your network and watch opportunities unfold in front of you.

Mitacs Training
Time Management (online course)

If you find yourself frequently running out of time on a project or impending deadlines are making you anxious, this course is here to help. You’ll learn how to make the most of every minute, avoid procrastination and other “time thieves,” and create achievable plans and schedules, based on project management best practices.

Register

Mitacs Training
Writing Effective Emails (online course)

In this online, on-demand course, you will gain the confidence to communicate effectively and learn valuable ways to finesse your email etiquette. Learn how to:

  • Draft concise emails with clear information and direction
  • Use email appropriately within the work environment

Register

Mitacs Training
Writing Strategic Business Reports (online course)

In this online, on-demand course you will learn how to write clear and strategic business reports that achieve their intended purpose.  Learn to:

  • Tailor a report for its intended function and audience
  • How to make a positive impression with the readers

Register

Mitacs Training
Business Concepts for Life Scientists (Online, Self-paced)

The purpose of this online, on-demand course is to enhance PhD scientists’ understanding of foundational business concepts. This business coursework is unique because it is designed to prepare scientists for career transitions into both academic and non-academic settings. The course comprises a series of three modules - Business Strategy, Finance and Business Development.

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